Monday, March 31, 2014

Does Your Team Work?

Many of you know that I am a voracious reader.  With that being said, I am a poor second to Don Kardux, founder and owner of Business Navigators, who envelopes books like sumptuous meals.  I am honored to spotlight him again with his monthly sharing of his favorite book of the minute!  This short report was so interesting to me that I ordered and downloaded the book immediately.

Here's what Don has to say about The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Almost 50 years ago Patrick Lencioni wrote a most useful and magnificent book about Leadership.

It’s in the form of a short novel. It is a leadership fable and the story of Kathryn Petersen’s struggle with the management team from hell and her final positive resolution is instructive.

The five dysfunctions are:

  1. Absence of trust 
  2. Fear of Conflict 
  3. Lack of commitment 
  4. Avoidance of Accountability 
  5. Inattention to results

Of course, the Five Dysfunctions reversed, is the goal.

Because the first part of the book tells a story about the personalities of the members of the team and the difficulties Kathryn faces, it is an entertaining read. Go ahead, take a chance and download this short book for lunch!

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